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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Speedster159;13070595 
Then why not just OC the GT 430 to the GT 440 clocks?

GDDR5 ram on 440
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GDDR5 VRAM won't be bottlenecked quite as badly by the 128bit bus width as DDR3. Whether that even matters with low end cards like this I have no idea though, haha.

Still, they're almost the same price anyway.
I don't think that would matter...

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And a GTS 450 would be the way to go for me..

But if you really don'w want to get a GTS 450, get the GT 430 or GT 440
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You could go for a GT 440. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-076-_-Product

It's essentially a 430 with higher clocks and GDDR5 VRAM. At that res, it should give "playable" fps on low settings.
that card is to long, In the case it has to be only 1/2 inch longer than slot, Max. It's a small HP case. not much room in there at all. Also I doubt mom will be getting a new monitor without upgrading her pc. She follows a similar upgrade cycle to me just instead of every 3 1/2 years that I do she does every 5 years, and then only a $500 budget. She only does pogo and paper work.
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that card is to long, In the case it has to be only 1/2 inch longer than slot, Max. It's a small HP case. not much room in there at all. Also I doubt mom will be getting a new monitor without upgrading her pc. She follows a similar upgrade cycle to me just instead of every 3 1/2 years that I do she does every 5 years, and then only a $500 budget. She only does pogo and paper work.
Too long? Are you sure? It's only 5.7 inches. I'm not seeing any 430s that are shorter.
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that card is to long, In the case it has to be only 1/2 inch longer than slot, Max. It's a small HP case. not much room in there at all. Also I doubt mom will be getting a new monitor without upgrading her pc. She follows a similar upgrade cycle to me just instead of every 3 1/2 years that I do she does every 5 years, and then only a $500 budget. She only does pogo and paper work.
If thats the case, get the GT 430 then, and oc it to hell..
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Ah here ya go, some footage of Crysis on a GT 430 (1600x900):


Seems playable at least. That's better than I expected.
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Ah here ya go, some footage of Crysis on a GT 430 (1600x900):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVkZoSdfajk
ninja ed...

I was about to post that, xD
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Too long? Are you sure? It's only 5.7 inches. I'm not seeing any 430s that are shorter.
Sorry I meant tall. I need a low profile card that is only as long as the slot. I have been looking but I haven't seen many different cards available, I found a 1gb sparkle that would fit for $60. I wish i could find them used for cheaper.

Edit:
That play through has 83% more pixels than 1024x768, That must mean that at the lower resolution I should be very playable. Im sure it can max out all the source games.
Edited by donkru - 4/10/11 at 3:49am
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Sorry I meant tall. I need a low profile card that is only as long as the slot. I have been looking but I haven't seen many different cards available, I found a 1gb sparkle that would fit for $60. I wish i could find them used for cheaper.

Edit:
That play through has 83% more pixels than 1024x768, That must mean that at the lower resolution I should be very playable. Im sure it can max out all the source games.
Is that a 430 or a 450?

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Sorry I meant tall. I need a low profile card that is only as long as the slot. I have been looking but I haven't seen many different cards available, I found a 1gb sparkle that would fit for $60. I wish i could find them used for cheaper.

Edit:
That play through has 83% more pixels than 1024x768, That must mean that at the lower resolution I should be very playable. Im sure it can max out all the source games.
Yeah you should be fine with a 430. Looking at other YT videos it actually performs pretty well for an entry level card.

ME2 on "Good Quality" (res not specified)


Dirt 2 at 1824x1036


I really underestimated this card.
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